The Metiss Group Blog

How Much Effort To Spend Before Making A Hire.

Imagine an organization needs to make a $50,000 capital expenditure (equipment, IT, renovations).  Before making the investment, what actions might the team make? Would the team gather with an objective expert to discuss the specifications needed? Would they talk to several suppliers and assess various options?  Would they talk to

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What is an EOS Integrator?

Steve Jobs had Steve Wozniak. Bill Gates had Paul Allen. Warren Buffett had Charlie Munger. Mark Zuckerberg had Sheryl Sandberg.  What do these successful duals have in common? Each visionary leader – Jobs, Gates, Buffett, and Zuckerberg – had the good fortune of having a strong second in command to

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Push Direct Reports Outside Of Their Comfort Zones

We all remember that one teacher or coach or boss or trainer who really challenged us. Though we hated being pushed and thought unpleasant things about this perceived tyrant, at the end we were better as a result. It’s the leaders job to challenge their direct reports, empowering them to

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There Is No Perfect New Hire

Leaders who are about to hire a candidate that seems perfect – the hard skills are ideal, they are smart, great soft skills, flawless cultural fit – should be prepared, they will likely be disappointed. The fact is there is no unblemished new hire – we all have faults. The

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Hire For Hard Skills, Fire For Soft Skills.

All too often leaders make hiring decisions based on a candidate’s hard skill set. Hiring managers fall in love with the fact that a candidate possesses a hard to find technical skill and overlook other aspects of the candidate they may soon regret. The fact of the matter is, most

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